Freelance Editing 101 One-on-One Instruction

$239.00

This is an essential course for those who wish to learn the basics of freelance editing for paying clients.

You will learn:

  • The difference between proofreading, line editing, substantive editing, and critiquing
  • References to use for different types of manuscripts
  • What to look for in nonfiction manuscripts
  • What to look for in fiction manuscripts
  • How to mark corrections using editor’s and proofreader’s symbols
  • How to use Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes” feature for electronic editing
  • Proofreading Scripture quotations
  • How to make helpful suggestions for improvement.

Description

Instructors:  Christi McGuire

Format: This is the One-on-One Instruction format. The instructor will be in contact with you within ten days of purchase and will work individually with you.

Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites for this course.

Level: Beginner

Base price: $239 (members of The Christian PEN receive discounts)

Course length: This course is 8 lessons.

Course outline: Click to download.

Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of this course, students will earn a course certificate.

 

What people have said about this course:

“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and I learned a lot, especially since this was my first exposure to what freelance editing and proofreading entail. In the beginning I was intimidated by the idea of learning something new, even though I was stepping out in faith by taking a first step in what will hopefully become a new career. Your lessons took me on a step-by-step introduction to the world of freelance copyediting and proofreading. The assignments were just right because you gave us the option to do as many or as few as we liked, so I never felt under pressure. I am going to go back through all the lessons and attempt more assignments as a personal challenge. I also learned a lot by reading the other members’ homework and your critiques. My confidence has grown and I’m ready for the next steps. I am going to continue taking classes through The Christian PEN and I hope to launch my business this year, Lord willing!” —Lisa D.

“Absolutely worth the cost of tuition! I like the fact that I could save everything for later. I read through everything thoroughly and will use the information when I expand my business in the next couple of months. At least, if it works out the way I now have it planned for the long term.” —Amber F.

“Thank you for your willingness to work with so many people at so many different stages of learning how to do this work excellently. I appreciate very much your graciousness in teaching and sharing from your years of experience. The course was great! It was well worth the tuition—as have the other courses I’ve taken. The interaction between the participants was something I especially enjoyed and I know that’s a unique advantage to this network. I learned a lot in every single lesson. A lot of things were covered that I hadn’t even considered and I’m looking forward to reviewing and putting these tools into
practice.” —Anna S.

 

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